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: and we return to the aftermath of the shootings in newtown, connecticut, a week ago today. ray suarez begins our coverage of the latest developments. >> suarez: a cold rain fell this morning in newtown, connecticut, as townspeople and officials gathered at city hall for a moment of silence. at 9:30, a bell rang 26 times, once for each of the 20 children and six adults killed one week ago at sandy hook elementary school. mourners also gathered again at funerals and at makeshift memorials. >> i feel as though the first few days after this happened was really a feeling of numbness and shock. but now that's lifting a little bit and the reality is setting in, and it's very, very painful. >> suarez: at the white house, president obama observed a moment of silence with his staff, and church bells tolled across the country. the national cathedral in washington chimed 28 times for the school victims, and for the shooter, adam lanza, and his mother, nancy lanza. religious leaders at the observance called for congress to act on gun violence in the wake of the tragedy. >> if the killing of these
been in politics. he is the son who lives in connecticut but could establish residence in massachusetts through ohof course. and there are a number of names. the most senior member would have first choice if he wants to go for it and of course scott brown expected to seek the republican nomination for the seat opening up. >> andrea mitchell, thank you so much. we appreciate that. we are waiting for the nr. a, they're going to be making their first formal statement. there it is, the podium, after the newtown massacre. we'll have it shortly. take a quick break and back after this. >>> we're waiting for the nra to hold a news conference any minute now. feeling pressure following the newtown, connecticut tragedy. just this morning president obama release this had message responding to petitions asking the administration to take action on gun control. >> it is encouraging that many gun owners have stepped up this week to say there are steps we can take to prevent more tragedies like the one in newtown. step that is both protect our rights and protect our kids. >> joining me is a professor of
-creator and author lynn winstead. we are just one week after the tragic shooting in connecticut, and the executive vice president of the nra has now broken his silence. he says it's the good guys against the bad guys, and everyone should have a gun. i disagree. if you look today at the speech that we showed just earlier here on msnbc, it's the first time since the newtown mass murder that the nra has spoken out in a speech that brought out the protesters. >> see there? several protesters interrupting. the nra did not focus on regulating semiautomatic weapons in this address, an address i think can only be described as combative. wayne la pierre attacked the press, the game and movie industry, and unnamed politicians for basically getting this story wrong, and he issued a range of criticisms. he staked out his organization's solution to this problem. ultimately as more guns. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. i call on congress today to act immediately to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every single school in this nation. >>
life lost in newtown, connecticut. >>> here in washington, national rifle association laid out recommendations to prevent another massacre. plans met with derision from some quarters. and james rosen has been following that. joins us. >> good evening. >> the largest gun rights organization pushed back against the gun control lobby with an indictment of the hollywood studio, gaming industry. news organization. and the conglomerates that own them. >> child growing up in america today witnesses 16,000 murders. 200,000 acts of violence by the time he or she reaches the ripe old age of 18. throughout it all, too many in the national media, their corporate owners, and their stockholders, act as silent enablers. if not complicit coconspirators. >> after expressing the horror, outrage, grief, and earnest prayer for families of newtown, he called for placement of trained arm guard at every school in america. protesters -- >> why is the idea of a gun good when it's used to protect the president of our country. or our police. but bad when it's used to protect our children in our schools?
in connecticut. he's appointed vice president biden to lead a commission. when the vice president's recommendations come forward, we'll certainly take them into consideration. at this point i think our hearts and souls ought to be to think about those victims in this -- >> so you're hoping -- >> did you catch that, ron? that the we're not supposed to think about gun control. we're supposed to think about how terrible what happened is but don't think about why it may have happened or what could be done to stop it from happening. that would be desecrating the memory. you know, these guys hide behind this. they say don't think about what caused it. show reverence. it seems to me consider it to think about making sure something like this doesn't happen again if you can as part of your good sentiment. you don't just say, too bad, and move on. you go, too bad, let's see what we can do about it. that seems to be a positive sentiment. >> it is fair enough to say there's a bigger problem here than just guns. there's a problem with mental health issues. there's a problem with just the viole
be yours. ♪ >>> thank you very much. this is a week after the horror in connecticut. we're still burying the dead, those children. the nra, you heard the statement. more guns. guns in schools perhaps. mike bloomberg has just issued a statement saying the nra's washington leadership has long been out of step with its members and never has it been so apparent as this morning. their press conference was a shameful invasion of the issues facing our country. >> i agree. saying that we are the simple solution is to have an armed guard in every school just they basically skirted the issues. one of the major issues we have here is, you know, we've got guns, assault weapons that the military would normally use. we've got those in our neighborhoods and in our schools. we can't have that. he talked, mr. la pierre of the nra, talked at length about the monster that is are in our society, but he really, andrea, didn't talk about how we make sure those monsters don't get the guns. i haut it was an effort to try to put forth a solution, but that solution is very, very limited. he never talked about the
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